New Publications

All OJJDP publications may be viewed and downloaded on the publications section of the OJJDP Web site. Print publications also may be ordered online at the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Web site.

Findings From the Evaluation of OJJDP's Gang Prevention ProgramFindings From the Evaluation of OJJDP's Gang Prevention Program (Bulletin)
NCJ 230106

This bulletin presents the findings from an independent evaluation of OJJDP's Gang Reduction Program—a comprehensive, multifaceted approach to gang reduction. Researchers from the Urban Institute evaluated the impact of the program on gang-related crime in Los Angeles, CA; Milwaukee, WI; North Miami Beach, FL; and Richmond, VA. The evaluation focused on program implementation and outcomes in each of the target sites.

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Gang Prevention: An Overview of Research and ProgramsGang Prevention: An Overview of Research and Programs (Bulletin)
NCJ 231116

For more than half a century, gangs have presented a critical challenge to communities across the United States. Despite the growth in the number of gangs and gang members over the past several years, little is known about the dynamics underlying this increase. This bulletin draws on research findings to examine how gangs form and how communities may assess and respond to their gang problems. The author identifies nine programs that have demonstrated effectiveness in combating gangs.

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Substance Abuse and Behavior Among Serious Adolescent OffendersSubstance Abuse and Delinquent Behavior Among Serious Adolescent Offenders (Bulletin)
NCJ 232790

In this bulletin, the authors present key findings on the link between adolescent substance use and serious offending. The bulletin is the first in a publication series outlining the findings of the Pathways to Desistance study, which followed more than 1,300 serious juvenile offenders for 7 years after their conviction to learn what factors (e.g., individual maturation, life changes, and involvement with the criminal justice system) lead youth who have committed serious offenses to persist in or desist from offending. The Pathways to Desistance study provides an unprecedented look at how young people mature out of offending and what the justice system can do to promote positive changes in the lives of these youth.

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